Marianne Williamson, Rick Warren … Common Ground, Peace and Meditation

by Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network Sadly, the New Age style of meditation is not what Biblical meditation is at all. Yet churches and pastors are being swept up in the gayity of just embracing everything, including eastern oriented contemplative prayer / occult style meditation with no discernment whatsoever. To equate New Age style … [Read more…]

Rick Warren on Fox News Tonight

LTRP Note: We received this letter tonight from one of our researchers. It is addressing Rick Warren’s appearance on Fox tonight. Letter to the Editor “Well,…I just finished watching & recording Warren’s special on Fox. “The first line in his Purpose Driven Life is “It’s not about YOU!” Well,…this was all about RICK!, and sadly, … [Read more…]

VIDEO CLIP: Religion & Ethics Interviews Leith Anderson Who Say He Wants to Find “Common Ground”

“The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) represents 60 Protestant denominations made up of 45 thousand churches with 30 million members. Early this month, the NAE’s president, THE Reverend Ted Haggard, had to step aside because of a sex and drug scandal. His interim successor is THE Reverend Leith Anderson, pastor of the 5000-member Wooddale Church … [Read more…]

New Age Leader, Marianne Williamson, Comes to Rick Warren’s Defense – “Meditation” is Common Ground

Tuesday, in an article in the Detroit News, something happened that doesn’t happen every day. In fact, it may never have happened before. The headline read, “Faith leaders deserve a shot at creating peace on earth.” The author of the article was defending Rick Warren – well that’s not too unusual – many Christian leaders, … [Read more…]

Rick Warren Denies Praising Syria

From WorldNet Daily: WASHINGTON — “Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren is adamantly denying he praised Syria on his recent trip, which he describes as a favor to his Muslim next-door neighbor. “Warren, author of the best-selling “The Purpose-Driven Life,” visited Syria this week and was quoted by official Syrian news agencies as saying the U.S. should … [Read more…]

Red Moon Rising: An Army for God with a “Violent Reaction”

Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer is Awakening a Generation (2003, Relevant Books), by UK author Pete Greig, is becoming an increasingly popular book among Christian youth. Greig is the founder of an international prayer movement called 24-7 Prayer and Boiler Rooms. In a magazine interview with Greig, he explains that his organization is now … [Read more…]

Rick Warren – Seeking Unity to Reach “Critical Mass”

According to news reports about Rick Warren’s participation at the Ecumenical and Interfaith Pre-Conferences (for the International AIDS Conference), Warren stated: “We are here at these conferences to say to fellow Christians that we believe the Church needs to take the lead in the greatest health concern on the planet.” He said that Christians need … [Read more…]

Marching toward Global Solidarity

by Berit Kjos   During the 1996 UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), I attended a day-long “Dialogue” on the meaning of “Solidarity” at Istanbul’s elegant Ciragan Palace. Registered as a reporter, I received a list of 21 panel members. It included UNESCO’s Director General Federico Mayor, the now discredited UN leader Maurice Strong, … [Read more…]

Biola University … and Emerging Spirituality

For some time now, Biola University has been promoting contemplative spirituality. Biola’s Institute for Spiritual Formation teaches contemplative prayer, and Biola has a seat on the Board of Directors with the very contemplative Spiritual Formation forum. As is so often the case with those who follow after contemplative, emerging spirituality goes hand in hand. In … [Read more…]

The Emerging New World Order

by Kjos Ministries When applied to religion, the “new ways of thinking” means setting aside our old “narrow” beliefs for the sake of unity. For this to happen, Christianity must either bend or break, yet even church leaders are imposing these psycho-social strategies on their unsuspecting followers. In fact, many Christians now believe this new … [Read more…]